CPSC, Lakewood Announce Recall of Electric HeatersMar 17, 2004 | www.safetyalerts.com The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Sun-Sational Electric Heater
Manufacturer: Lakewood Engineering & Manufacturing Co., of Chicago, Ill.
Hazard: Electrical connections inside of the heater can become loose. This could cause the metal portion of the heater to become energized, posing a serious shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled “Sun-Sational” Deluxe Radiant heaters have a metallic gray heating element, white base, and red control knobs. The heater has a label at the base that reads, “SUN-sational” and “Warning: Risk of Fire.” The oval-shaped heater has an 800 Watt and 1200 Watt setting and has a sensor to alert users of overheating.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including Sam’s Club, between August 1996 and February 2004 for between $30 and $40.